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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shrimp - what could be easier in the summer?

Yummy shrimp recipe...even better that it's quick, easy and low calorie.


  • 1    pound shrimp raw
  • 1    clove garlic small, minced
  • 1    inch ginger piece, minced
  • 1/4    teaspoon salt   
  • 8    ounces snow pea pods   
  • 1    each sweet bell pepper yellow, orange or red, largish diced
  • 1/2    cup scallions, spring or green onions sliced
  • 1    clove garlic large, chopped
  • 1 1/2    tablespoons sugar   
  • 2    tablespoons rice vinegar   
  • 1 1/2    tablespoons ketchup   
  • 1    tablespoons cooking sherry or shaoxing (Chinese cooking wine)
  • 1    tablespoons chili garlic sauce   
  • 1/2    tablespoon sesame oil   
  • 1    teaspoon soy sauce   
  • 2    teaspoons cornstarch   
  • In a medium bowl. Mix together the shrimp, garlic, ginger and salt. Set aside to brine for 20 minutes at room temperature
  • Meanwhile prepare the green onions, red pepper and garlic.
  • Add the sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, sherry and cornstarch to a small bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of peanut of vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high to high heat until the oil just starts to smoke.
  • Add the snow peas, red bell pepper and garlic to the skillet and stir-fry (constantly stirring) for a couple of minutes until the veggies are slightly blistered and beginning to brown.
  • Remove the veggies from the pan and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan. 
  • Add the scallions and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the shrimp. 
  • Cook for 30 seconds to one minute.
  • Then add the sauce and allow to poach for about two minutes until the sauce has thickened is more sticky and coats the shrimp. There will not be a lot of sauce.
  • Add the vegetables. Toss to coat.

Serve immediately over rice.

Recipe from

Personally, I think i'd serve it over lo mein type noodles or rice noodles...but it would be good over rice as well.